The search for survivors from the wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has ceased.
The Costa Concordia hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany on Jan. 13. For the past two weeks, rescue workers have been searching the wrecked ship for survivors or bodies. A team of searchers aboard three ships have also been scouring the seabed for bodies, incase people became trapped under the ship as it fell over.
So far, 16 bodies of people who died have been found. Thirteen of the bodies have been identified and 16 people are still being reported missing.
In other news regarding the ship, the ARPAT, the Tuscan agency for environmental protection, has given word that there is no longer a concern over a leak of surfacants from the wreck. Tests have revealed the levels are close to those found in industrial ports.
The ship, which beached on rocks off the island, contains 2,400 tons of fuel, along with toxic liquids, cleaning products, and chlorine for four swimming pools. If any leak, it could cause an environmental disaster.